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Topic # 151771 4-Sep-2014 15:32
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National UFB Expansion

A further 5 per cent of New Zealanders will get ultrafast broadband if National is re-elected, the Government has announced.


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eems good news

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  Reply # 1121927 4-Sep-2014 15:33
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Cool, Im still voting for national. My area in Takapuna isnt getting UFB till 2019.


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  Reply # 1121992 4-Sep-2014 16:41
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I still don't understand why they don't to one area at a time, rather than doing 70% of the area and then cutting it off and building the remaining 30% later. Probally cheaper to build one whole area at a time, so they don't have to hire and transport the equipment back to the area.




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  Reply # 1122014 4-Sep-2014 17:09
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They promised schools/business first so as to maximise economic returns

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  Reply # 1122044 4-Sep-2014 17:44
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Te Puke, Motueka, Morrinsville, Kerikeri, Huntly, Thames, Matamata, Otaki, Kawerau, Waitara, Kaitaia, Dannevirke, Alexandra, Stratford, Whitianga, Cromwell, Taumarunui, Picton, Foxton, Kaikohe, Marton, Te Kuiti, Katikati, Temuka, Waihi, Waipukurau, Warkworth, Carterton, Dargaville, Opotiki, Snells Beach, Te Aroha, Wairoa, Paeroa and Westport.

I don't see Outram on that list.

That's it, I'm voting for the Bill and Ben party now! tongue-out




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  Reply # 1122055 4-Sep-2014 18:22
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dcole13: I still don't understand why they don't to one area at a time, rather than doing 70% of the area and then cutting it off and building the remaining 30% later. Probally cheaper to build one whole area at a time, so they don't have to hire and transport the equipment back to the area.


Your just mad your neighbor gets Fibre and you dont :)




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  Reply # 1122058 4-Sep-2014 18:25
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The more the merrier if its fundable (guess it depends where you want to prioritise government funding) but i do think that more should be done to investigate and drive uptake overall.

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  Reply # 1122061 4-Sep-2014 18:39
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I would selfishly prefer if they spent the money on speeding up the install, I'm not expected to get it till probably 2018-2019.







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  Reply # 1122081 4-Sep-2014 18:52
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DarthKermit: Te Puke, Motueka, Morrinsville, Kerikeri, Huntly, Thames, Matamata, Otaki, Kawerau, Waitara, Kaitaia, Dannevirke, Alexandra, Stratford, Whitianga, Cromwell, Taumarunui, Picton, Foxton, Kaikohe, Marton, Te Kuiti, Katikati, Temuka, Waihi, Waipukurau, Warkworth, Carterton, Dargaville, Opotiki, Snells Beach, Te Aroha, Wairoa, Paeroa and Westport.

I don't see Outram on that list.

That's it, I'm voting for the Bill and Ben party now! tongue-out


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Now he'll be over joyed getting off his 26/8 VDSL2 that's being bridge tapped and shot to hell in his apartment.





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  Reply # 1122083 4-Sep-2014 18:54
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just another vote bribe.

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  Reply # 1122091 4-Sep-2014 19:14
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TimA:
dcole13: I still don't understand why they don't to one area at a time, rather than doing 70% of the area and then cutting it off and building the remaining 30% later. Probally cheaper to build one whole area at a time, so they don't have to hire and transport the equipment back to the area.


Your just mad your neighbor gets Fibre and you dont :)


So are you but you have a 70Mbps VDSL connection.




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  Reply # 1122125 4-Sep-2014 20:28
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DarthKermit: Te Puke, Motueka, Morrinsville, Kerikeri, Huntly, Thames, Matamata, Otaki, Kawerau, Waitara, Kaitaia, Dannevirke, Alexandra, Stratford, Whitianga, Cromwell, Taumarunui, Picton, Foxton, Kaikohe, Marton, Te Kuiti, Katikati, Temuka, Waihi, Waipukurau, Warkworth, Carterton, Dargaville, Opotiki, Snells Beach, Te Aroha, Wairoa, Paeroa and Westport.

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Three more areas for me - plus my home town - But Ill be on the fringe so Ill still not get it :( - that will teach me for liveing semi rural

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  Reply # 1122233 4-Sep-2014 23:21
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DarthKermit: Te Puke, Motueka, Morrinsville, Kerikeri, Huntly, Thames, Matamata, Otaki, Kawerau, Waitara, Kaitaia, Dannevirke, Alexandra, Stratford, Whitianga, Cromwell, Taumarunui, Picton, Foxton, Kaikohe, Marton, Te Kuiti, Katikati, Temuka, Waihi, Waipukurau, Warkworth, Carterton, Dargaville, Opotiki, Snells Beach, Te Aroha, Wairoa, Paeroa and Westport.

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Three more areas for me - plus my home town - But Ill be on the fringe so Ill still not get it :( - that will teach me for liveing semi rural


I'll let ya know the next time there's a house for sale in my street. There's been about eight for sale since I moved here in 2009 (no, it's not because I live here, hehe). wink




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  Reply # 1122503 5-Sep-2014 12:40
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happyone65: just another vote bribe.



Lets just do nothing then and not expand the UFB network and leave everyone forever on the old copper....

Besides at least the UFB network aids in generating business, connectivity and innovation.
Labour's real vote buying policies just involve money handouts and freebies which have ZERO return.






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  Reply # 1122511 5-Sep-2014 12:57
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Labour are quite short sighted and propose all these changes to make living easier or more desirable. I heard a comment from Cunliffe saying UFB is Nationals ploy to get more votes. Not particularly the case.




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  Reply # 1122517 5-Sep-2014 13:03
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TimA: Labour are quite short sighted and propose all these changes to make living easier or more desirable. I heard a comment from Cunliffe saying UFB is Nationals ploy to get more votes. Not particularly the case.



Guess they are more focused on a fair society - not sure what that means because it is fluffy and not measurable easily.

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